Seaming up ribbing.

Hi Knitting Mentors,

I need your help. I probably can think this one out, but I just don't have the time. It's a badly written pattern.

I'm doing a regular pullover in pieces. The bottom is a 1x1 twisted rib. How do you do the rib in such a way that when you seam the front and back, they look continuous? What is the rule? Add a k1 on one end or p1 on the other end???


Asplund's picture

Personally, I would start and end with 2k right side; wrong side start k1 p1 and end p1 k1. I would do both front and back this way. This might not be very helpful - maybe we use different techniques seaming! (I don't think I can describe mine in English, but I can give it a try if you like!)

Asplund's picture

Found pictures that show the technique I use; you'll have to change it slightly, though, since it's a k1p1 rib. Instead of sewing between stitches, you'll have to do it in the middle of knit stitches. This works just as well. (That's what I normally do.)
Come to think of it, I might even start and end rigth side rows with k3; wrong side starting k2 p1 and ending p1 k2. (Especially if thin yarn.)

Crafty Andy's picture

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If that is your concern, you should wait till the end and pick up the stitches and do the ribbing then.

superi's picture

add an extra stitch on each end, then slip the first stitch of every row and you'll have yourself a selvedge edge